Amid a pandemic and QAnon conspiracies, this librarian is focused on facts.
There is no silver bullet to slay internet lies and fictions. But students can be taught to know when information is reliable.
President Trump’s allies have promoted claims of corruption aimed at the former vice president’s son in an effort to damage the Biden campaign.
“I feel that you both have insulted ‘60 Minutes’ and me by not answering any of our questions,” Ms. Stahl tells Vice President Mike Pence.
An unlikely collection of lawyers, activists, economists and academics is fueling the tech backlash, armed with funding from billionaire sponsors.
A Harvard researcher added up the number of years that Americans who died from Covid-19 might have lived had they reached a typical life expectancy.
Even if people coated the inside of their mouths with a coronavirus-killing chemical, a substantial amount of the virus would still remain in the body.
The Steele dossier’s main source explained where its most notorious claim came from — and called Republicans’ accusations that he is a Russian agent “slander.”
In an interview, the recently crowned N.B.A. champion discussed the work of More Than a Vote, a collective of athletes trying to combat misinformation among Black communities before Election Day.
On family WhatsApp groups and in Spanish-language media, misinformation paints 2020 as a zero-sum game.
The big lesson of 2020 is that everything keeps getting more dishonest.
The state will combat false information on social media and even buy Google ads against it. But not enough other states are following suit.
Our institutions have failed to rein in Donald Trump. So people look to Big Tech.
The latest change underlined how rapidly social media platforms are shifting their positions in the days leading up to the election.
They also mounted speakers that broadcast growling in the woods of Nova Scotia. It was all part of a psychological training exercise.
President Trump shrugged off the warning from the intelligence agencies, officials said.
The companies have said they would do more to stop misinformation and hacked materials from spreading. This is what that effort looks like.
YouTube has played a bigger role in moving QAnon from the fringes to the mainstream than most platforms.
Facebook’s former chief security officer on what Big Tech needs to do for a free(r) and fair(er) election.
The finding delivers a blow to President Trump’s push to validate the notion of a “deep state” plot to undermine him.
How a torrent of propaganda, lies and conspiracy theories has weaponized the First Amendment.
Baseless claims are circulating online about a Democrat-led coup, inflaming tensions in an already turbulent election season.
The social network, which prohibits misinformation related to the coronavirus, has also banned other types of content in recent days.
For the founder of the Vaccine Confidence Project, squashing viral rumors means building trust — and avoiding the term “anti-vaxxer.”
In Florida, the president made a series of inaccurate claims about his election opponent, the coronavirus pandemic, the Nobel Peace Prize and Cuba, among other topics.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, once cited Holocaust denial as something he would allow on the social network for free speech reasons.
The platform is trying to address growing concern that falsehoods could lead to instability. Most of the changes will start on Oct. 20.
Extremist groups and conspiracy theorists like to connect with each other just like everyone else.
Editors at the world’s leading medical journal said the Trump administration “took a crisis and turned it into a tragedy.”
Political ads will be banned indefinitely after polls close on Nov. 3 and the company plans new steps to limit misinformation about the results.
QAnon, #TrumpCovidHoax and other conspiracy theories may be part of a larger authority crisis created by the internet.
One fact breaks through the misinformation: When the virus came for the president, he treated it seriously. So should you.
Mistrust of vaccines runs deep in African-American communities. Against formidable odds, Father Paul Abernathy and his teams are trying to convince residents of Pittsburgh’s historic Black neighborhoods to volunteer for trials testing a Covid-19 shot.
Democracy would be better off for it.
Mr. Trump’s physician has given an incomplete, upbeat picture of his health. Medical experts warn that the president is entering a pivotal, unpredictable phase.
Some of President Trump’s supporters viewed his appearance in an S.U.V. to greet supporters as a sign that he was overcoming his illness.
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While the drug has not been shown to effectively treat Covid-19, many people on Twitter and Facebook urged President Trump to take it.
The app has reshaped the experience of Chinese-Americans for the better, but also spreads misinformation and government propaganda.
Kevin Roose, a Times tech columnist, has watched the baseless conspiracy theory grow from fringe internet subculture to mass movement, carefully calibrating his coverage along the way.
Cornell University researchers analyzing 38 million English-language articles about the pandemic found that President Trump was the largest driver of the “infodemic.”
Americans need to face the man who is their president.
Republicans fear that President Trump’s rhetoric on voting by mail could depress turnout. But Democrats worry an overreliance on the mail could be damaging to their side too.
A New York Times Magazine investigation finds that misleading and false claims about widespread voter fraud are part of a long disinformation effort that the president has taken to new extremes.
President Trump’s unwillingness to say he would abide by the result, and his disinformation campaign about election integrity went beyond anything President Vladimir V. Putin could have imagined.
Interrupting Joe Biden nearly every time he spoke, President Trump made little attempt to reassure swing voters about his leadership. Mr. Biden hit back: “This is so unpresidential.”
The timing of the deceptive video, which accuses Ilhan Omar of voter fraud, indicates that several conservatives, including Donald Trump Jr., may have known about it in advance.
Ahead of Tuesday’s debate, right-wing commentators (and President Trump’s campaign) speculated that Joe Biden might be equipped with a hidden earpiece. It’s a decades-old charge without much evidence.